Wood étagère from the Sugg McDonald House

Owned by
Sugg, William, American, 1828 - 1889
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
H x W (H x W x D): 60 × 25 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (152.4 × 64.1 × 44.5 cm)
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1880
A wood étagère with five shelves. Each shelf has a scalloped front edge and a higher, more detailed scalloped back edge. There are two finials on the outside corners of the four lower shelves; however the finial on the left side of the bottom shelf is broken. The top shelf has three finials, two on the outside corners and one in the back corner. The étagère has wear marks throughout and some discoloration.
African American
American West
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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